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Fri Apr 25 10:15:36 SAST 2014

'KP Genius' parodies real Kevin Pietersen on Twitter

TEAMtalk Media | 09 August, 2012 09:080 Comments
England's Kevin Pietersen wipes his face during his innings of 149 during the second test cricket match against South Africa at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds August 4, 2012
Image by: Philip Brown / REUTERS

There is a parody account on Twitter claiming to belong to Kevin Pietersen. It's clearly fake, and the person who runs it tweets in the 'third person' while calling himself a genius at every opportunity.

It's an amusing read (aside from the constant 'James Taylor is short' comments), and real England players like Graham Onions, Stuart Broad, Eoin Morgan and Matt Prior 'follow' it, which must be extremely irritating to the real KP, especially in the aftermath of his recent comments.

'KP Genius' has taken great delight in tweeting about Pietersen's threat to quit Test cricket, and also engages with commentators Michael Vaughan and David Lloyd on a regular basis. Here are some choice tweets from 'Kevin Pietersen' in the past few days.

"It's tough being KP genius on twitter. People love to see my tweets. Might defect to Facebook though..."

The real KP said: "It's tough being me playing for England. For me, the saddest part about all this is that the spectators just love watching me play and I love playing for England."

"All these gold medals makes me wish Cricket was in the Olympics. If it was, in 4 years I'll be South African again so we would have a shout."

"People who say Test Cricket is the pinnacle haven't played IPL in front 80,000, slapping Indian medium pacers about at a 141% strike rate."

"We've lost 5 Tests this year and to be honest, KP doesn't want to be associated with a team full of losers. Read into that what you will."

"Not sure about retirement yet. Been advised by my great mate at Chelsea Eden Hazard to keep you guessing so you all hang on KP's every word."

"Could see Rudolph shaking like a leaf when KP was at the top of my mark. Intimidated by the wizardry that was about to head his way."

"@markbutcher72 we're just watching the 98 highlights. Is it true that KP inspired your 1st ton after you watched me bat for Natal?"

"KP going to start a petition to increase prices of Test tickets. You should have to pay at least 3 figures to watch genius' like KP."

"Note to ex-pros. Make sure you're better than KP before you have a pop. Which means unless you're Don Bradman, keep your mouth shut."

"Kids, if you want to be a decent spinner like KP then you need 5 things: flight, guile, grip, rip and genius."

"Got asked who's had more clubs: KP, Luke Wright or Peter Stringfellow? Dont care. KP plays where the £££s are. Giving the World his genius."

The fake Kevin can be followed here: @KevPietersen24, while the actual Kevin can be followed here: @kevinpp24.

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